Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is a classic RPG in the beloved universe. The iconic early 2000s game has had plenty of talk around it of a remake or remastering, so it is no surprise that more gossip about a return has popped up on the Internet. The latest rumor comes from Cinelinx, where two sources claim that a remake is in development along with another allegation that it is more of a “sequel.”
According to their two sources, the new KOTOR will be more of a spiritual successor. It will supposedly take aspects from the first two games, the first which released in 2003 and its sequel that launched at the end of 2004, to create something new with those core concepts. The story will tie into Star Wars canon, as Disney planned with its games that have been published by EA like the Star Wars Battlefront reboots and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
One of those sources has been accurate in the past when it comes to Star Wars news. This is the same person who was right about Ewan McGregor returning to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for the Disney+ series, which was also reported from Cinelinx and confirmed by Deadline.
We do know about a remake that was in the works from fans using Unreal Engine 4. That project got shut down by a cease and desist from Lucasfilm.
On the flip side, the studio has confirmed it is working on a possible KOTOR film. Kathleen Kennedy, head of Lucasfilm, made comments about the possibility at last year’s Star Wars Celebration.
“You know, we talk about that all the time,” Kennedy told MTV News. “Yes, we are developing something to look at. Right now I have no idea where things might fall, but we have to be careful that there is a cadence to Star Wars that doesn’t start to feel like too much.”
EA still holds the license to all things lightsaber and force that was made in 2013 through 2023, unless it gets renewed as Disney is reportedly happy with the performance of the games. Fallen Order might get a sequel after its success, and Project Luminious, the next trilogy of films, maybe having a video game tie-in are just some of the things coming in all of its swashbuckling sci-fi glory.
If you are jonesing for more, check out our Knights of the Old Republic review!